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Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
and the high court is jeffrey toobin whose writings are widely acclaimed. he's the senior writer at cnn and his book" the oath." thank you for joining us. >> hello. >> eliot: good to see you. like our days at cnn together. >> exactly. >> eliot: you say that president obama is actually counter intuitively the conservative constitutionalist. explain what you mean by that. >> since the 19 1980s since edward meese arrived he said we need to expand executive power end racial preferences to assist african-americans, lower the bearsier between church and state, and above all reverse roe versus wade to ban abortion. that's been the conservative agenda at the supreme court. it's an agenda of change. it's john roberts agenda and it has not yet succeeded. it may never succeed but it is an agenda to change many of the important residents at the supreme court and that's why roberts is the candidate of change. and obama is saying leave things the way they are. >> eliot: you're saying as a matter of constitutional doctrine, row versus wade, on and on, the president said we're happy where things are. >> that's
Nov 6, 2012 1:00am PST
to our legal analyst jeffrey toobin about that. that is a very real possibility. with me here tonight john king, also political analyst david gergen, gloria borger. ari fleischer, an occasional unpaid political adviser for the romney campaign. paul begala senior adviser for president obama's senior pac. i want you to listen to a clip and get your response. the first one from 2009 and one from just last thursday. take a look. >> a year from now, i think people are going to see we're starting to make some progress, there's going to be some pain out there. if i don't have this done in three years, there's going to be a one-term proposition. >> now, we knew from the beginning that our work would take more than one year or even one term, because let's face it, the middle class was getting hammered long before the financial crisis hit. >> wow, he looks older. clearly, difference in message there. >> big time. in his defense, the best economist and business people didn't know how deep the hole was when he came in. >> speaking of big time, were you quoting george bush? >> it's a texas thing.
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
is jeffrey toobin, anyone in the panel who wants to ask him a question, can chime in. >> it's not like the stakes could be much higher, and you're saying things are a lot more organized this year than they were back in 2000, in terms of lawyers? >> this is now a part of political campaigns just the way television advertising and field organization. legal team is just as obligatory for campaigns, and they both have them in great numbers. >> and provisional ballots which ohio doesn't count until ten days after the election, explain what rule that could play? >> that's just such an amazing fact, frankly, i just became aware of it, as i've been studying up for election day. and it's really incredible when you think about it. provisional ballots are very common in ohio. whenever you go to a polling place, and there's any sort of problem. your registration appears off, you don't have the right i.d., they give you the provisional ballot. they put it in an envelope and put it aside. they put it aside for ten days. during those ten days you or your representatives or campaign can go to the boar
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
always welcome him back. i'm joined by senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. basically, taxpayers will be paying his unemployment benefits. you say the judge looked at the case superficially. how so? >> well, she made the statement in her opinion that the reason he's going to be getting the benefits is because his speech was protected by the first amendment. that's just absolutely false. there is a huge disconnect between first amendment rights and intentionally defaming someone and i have a federal judge and i have a jury who have decided that this was not first amendment protected activity in any way, shape or form, that my client was defamed. i obtained a $4.5 million verdict a couple months ago against mr. shirvell. >> what's amazing about this, it's not just this horrific blog he kept in which he said all this ridiculous things which were completely false, he showed up at his house. he was videotaping late at night outside his house, he was following this guy around and this isn't some huge public official. this is a guy who was on the student council of his college. jeff, wh
Nov 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
in our senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. jeffrey, the early voting legal battles that we're seeing right now, could that foreshadow a bigger problem? >> it sure could because the real legal fights, as in florida in 2000, generally take place after the polls have closed. and two things to keep in mind about those battles, if they happen. one is the candidate who's ahead on election night almost always wins. going in with a lead, no matter how small, as george w. bush did in florida -- >> why is that? >> because there is a psychological component, the court system, the politicians, if you're ahead, it is hard to get it changed. not impossible but being ahead matters. the second point is, the party that controls the political process in the state matters a great deal. everybody may remember catherine harris, the republican secretary of state in florida in 2000. florida and ohio are both run by republicans now. if it comes to a fight in those two states, which are probably the most likely states, the republicans will have a huge advantage because they control the state government in th
Nov 12, 2012 9:00am PST
that jeffrey toobin segment in our future, yeah. >> we'll have to sort it all out at another time time. thank you, elizabeth. check out to learn more. >>> and the man behind elmo is accused of inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy but he denies the allegations. the scandal on sesame street. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> the epic downfall of lance armstrong continues as he was quit his livestrong foundation entirely. armstrong chose to resign from the foundation to, quote, spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career. armstrong previously gave up his position as chairman in the wake of the growing doping scandal. but said he would remain involved. now he still insists he never cheated. >>> puppet
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
months and the next few years. it certainly looks like times are changing. >> times are changing. jeffrey toobin, thank you. john king, to you. >>> up next, brooke, hate to say this, forget the celebrations, fiscal cliff, staring down congress and the president. not much time to rest this threat that impacts all americans. any minute, house speaker john boehner expected to speak live about where the talks stand with the president and the democratic senate. l, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth we'rwith questions fromtump sombing elections.
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
and they'll be here in guantanamo four years later. >> reporter: jeffrey toobin says the obama team has already been burned over guantanamo repeatedly, after promising early on in the administration to close it down. and he doesn't think the president will burn any more political capital on this issue. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> well, celebrations reverberated across the west bank late into the night after the u.n. voted to declare palestinian territories a nonmember observer state. the only other entity to hold that position is the vatican. this historic victory gave the palestinians reason to celebrate, but it also came as a disappointment to the united states which has staunchly opposed this measure, a sentiment which is echoed by israel. the vote was 138 in favor, 9 opposed. 41 opposed -- 41 abstained, excuse me. mahmoud abbas and susan rice very different reactions to the decision. >> translator: we came to affirm the legitimacy of a state that must now achieve its defenders and that's clarified. >> we've always been clear that only through direct negotiations between the par
Nov 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
or use marijuana. i'm joined by cnn's legal analy analyst jeffrey toobin. we're talking about marijuana for recreational purposes. there's a big difference. >> it is. and the governor is quite clear and right. it is not legal under federal law to possess marijuana. now, what makes this a peculiar situation is that in most jurisdictions when i was assistant u.s. attorney in new york, we had rules. we didn't prosecute under federal except very large quantities of marijuana. we left that to the states. here, apparently, the state is not going to prosecute. but even though the federal government doesn't generally prosecute, it's still illegal. so obviously there has to be some sort of negotiation here or people are taking a terrible risk. >> so what's the next legal step? the folks in colorado think that they're going to be able to go buy marijuana and use it for fun, whatever, and the federal government says not so fast. >> right. when the federal government government -- the obama administration has been quite clear that they are going to enforce federal law. so if there is some sort of c
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